General Plant Information (Edit)
|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
||Other: The juice from many species of agave can cause acute contact dermatitis that produces reddening and blistering lasting approximately one to two weeks. Itching may recur up to a year later without a visible rash. Dried parts of the plants can be handled sa
||Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow in shallow pots with a well draining, sterile mix; 50/50 organic/inorganic of coarse perlite, pumice; sphagnum peat or good compost. Avoid manures. Irrigate from below by submerging in water to 1/2 height of pot. Provide bright, indirect light and a
|Propagation: Other methods:
||Needs excellent drainage in pots
||Tolerates poor soil
||Sport of: Kichijokan
||3 child plants
- Happy Crown Agave
- Lucky Crown Agave
- Century Plant
Posted by Baja_Costero
(Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jun 7, 2018 6:19 PM concerning plant:
Attractive clumping variegated dwarf agave with many blue and white striped leaves in a tight rosette.
The non-variegated (all-blue) parent of this plant has gone by various names (also "Kissho Kan", "Kichiokan", "Kitsusyokan") based on the original kanji. The currently accepted "Kichijokan" was published in Starr's "Agaves" (2012). This name can be loosely translated to "Happy Crown" or "Lucky Crown" -- those have been used as common names in English speaking countries. It is from the potatorum/isthmensis group, though its precise species origin is not clear.
"Kissho Kan" is but the most common of several variegated forms of this all-blue parent. Its leaf margins are a pale creamy color.
Frost sensitive. Provide excellent drainage. A well behaved if somewhat prolific landscape plant, and an excellent, long-lived container plant as well. Most compact form in full sun. Easily propagated from offsets.
After some good rain when the plant is growing in full swing, the spines may be various colors. They emerge yellow and pass through orange and red to brown and eventually whitish grey in maturity. This plant is quite photogenic, especially at maturity and especially when in active growth. Best form with strong light; plants in low light will have longer leaves and more open rosettes.
|ID question by Baja_Costero
||Mar 14, 2019 7:00 AM
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